events

through aug. 3

  • Shrek the Musical -- 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 2 p.m., Sunday. "Shrek, The Musical," based on the Oscar-winning film, brings the hilarious story of everyone's favorite ogre to life on the stage. Bankhead Theater, 2400 First St., Livermore. Tickets are $38 and can be purchased at the box office at www.mylvpac.com or call 925-383-6800.

    July 31

  • Movies in the Park -- At dusk. A free outdoor showing of "Ender's Game," a military science fiction film based on the best-selling novel of the same name. Fun activities such as contests, games, and singalongs are scheduled during the waiting period just before the film showing. Amador Valley Community Park, 4301 Black Ave., Pleasanton. Free.

    aug. 1

  • Moonlight Movie -- 6:30 p.m., craft and children activities, movie follows at sunset. This week's movie is "The Goonies." Families are asked to bring a blanket or lawn chairs. Town Green, 400 Front St., Danville. Free. 925-314-3400 or visit www.danville.ca.gov.

  • Concert in the Park -- 7 to 8:30 p.m. The Pleasanton Downtown Association popular Concert in the Park will feature the modern/alternative rock music of Finding Stells. Lions Wayside Park on the corner of First Street and Neal Street, Free.

    aug. 2


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  • Movie Night -- 7 p.m. "Chasing Ice," a film based upon National Geographic's mission to capture evidence of global warming through photographs taken by one of their top photographers. This is the gripping story of the photographer as he goes from skeptic to climate warming believer. What becomes a burning mission for him is to show us the stunningly gorgeous while horrifying evidence that we are indeed pushing this planet to its limits. IBEW Hall, 6250 Village Parkway, Dublin, short discussion follows the film. Wheelchair access. For more info, call 925-462-3459.

    aug. 6

  • Pooch Parade -- 5:30 p.m., registration and judging begins. The Pooch Parade is part of the Pleasanton Downtown Association's First Wednesday street party. Enter your pooch, any size, four months or older, in any or all of seven categories. Registration will be followed by dog tricks, then the parade. Winners and raffle numbers will be announced at 7:45 p.m. at Lions Wayside Park, First and Neal streets. Entry fee is $10 per category. Proceeds benefit the Tri-Valley Guide Dog Puppy Raisers. Donations are tax deductible. Details and registration form, go to www.trivalleyguidedogs.org.

    aug. 7

  • Wild West Street Fest -- 6 to 9 p.m. Discover Danville Association is hosting an evening of family fun with a treasure hunt, bounce house, street music and fine cuisine. Hartz and Prospect Avenues, downtown Danville. Free.

  • Movies in the Park -- Starts at dusk. Pleasanton residents are invited to enjoy free movies this summer. All films will be shown on a giant screen that measures 26 feet diagonally. The park features picnic/barbecue facilities, two play structures, plenty of open space and ample parking. This weeks movie is "Hunger Games: Catching Fire," the second installment of the "Hunger Games" trilogy, Jennifer Lawrence returns in her role as Katniss Everdeen. Seating will be cordoned off in sections with blanket seating in the front, low-back beach chairs in the center, and camp chairs and other higher positioned seating in the rear, to accommodate for the best viewing. Please do not place blankets or chairs on the lawn area before 10 a.m. Fun activities such as contests, games, and singalongs are scheduled during the waiting period just before the film showing. Amador Valley Community Park, 4301 Black Ave., Pleasanton. Free.

    aug. 8

  • Concert in the Park -- 7 to 8:30 p.m. The Pleasanton Downtown Association popular Concert in the Park series will feature an eclectic mix of music from rock, blues and big band to '50s and '60s oldies, soul, and Latin rock. This weeks featured band will be Tommy and the 4 Speeds, 1960s hits. Pick up or bring dinner "to go" to the park. While guests are allowed to put out blankets and chairs (at their own risk) they are asked to wait until the morning of the concert to do so. The use of rocks to hold down blankets is prohibited, as large rocks can damage lawn-mowing equipment. Also, the use of plastic tarps, which can burn the grass, is not allowed. Lions Wayside Park on the corner of First Street and Neal Street, Free.

    Aug. 9

  • Music in the Park -- 6 p.m. The town of Danville presents their summer concert series featuring this week AppleZ, a new band with vast performance experience in all types of venues and formats. The Town would also like to encourage families to bring a blanket and lawn chairs to these family-friendly events. Town Green, 400 Front St. Danville. Free.

  • The Tubes -- 8 p.m. Known for their extravagant antics and outrageous live shows, The Tubes rode into fame on the leading edge of the punk rock movement. With his wild costumes and variety of personas, lead singer Fee Waybill is backed by a tight, energetic band. Bankhead Theater, 2400 First St., Livermore. Tickets range from $32 to $49, purchase at livermoreperformingarts.org or call 925-373-6800.